Bacon fat roasted Brussels sprouts are a delicious and easy side dish. Fresh Brussels sprouts are roasted in bacon fat and glazed with a balsamic reduction. This will be your new favorite Brussels sprouts recipe!
I haven't always been a Brussel Sprouts fan. I find them almost appalling steamed, even if they are drowning in butter. I eventually discovered that I loved them in salads and roasted to bring out the best flavor.
Raw Brussels Sprouts are a winner in this Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Almonds. I also adore them sautéed in with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I love these roasted Brussels sprouts so much that I call them veggie candy. I could seriously eat the whole pan by myself! The amount of balsamic glaze that you use for this recipe totally depends on your taste buds. I get pretty generous on my pour for more sweet and savory goodness.
If you like a subtle balsamic flavor, lightly drizzle. If you want a flavor punch, then go to town…we like them nice and saucy.
How To Make healthy and flavor-packed roasted Brussels sprouts
This side dish is ready in 30 minutes or less and super simple to make.
- Start by washing the Brussels sprouts and peeling off the first outer layer.
- Next, slice the sprouts in half, lengthwise
- Put the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl and toss with rendered bacon fat (I drain and save the fat every time I make bacon for flavoring other dishes) and olive oil
- Pour onto a roasting sheet pan sprayed with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
- Roast for 20-25 minutes (depends on the size of your sprouts), turning once
- Remove from oven and drizzle with good quality balsamic vinegar
- Return to the oven and roast for 3-5 minutes more, until golden brown on both sides.
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Bacon Fat Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
- 2 tablespoon rendered bacon fat
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ lbs Brussels sprouts
- Balsamic vinegar glaze thicker than regular balsamic vinegar
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper
- olive oil cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Wash Brussels sprouts and peel off the first outer layer.
- Slice the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise.
- Place into a large bowl and toss with bacon fat and olive oil.
- Pour onto a greased baking pan and season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
- Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning once in between and give them a little spritz of olive oil spray, if needed.
- Remove Brussels sprouts from oven and lightly drizzle balsamic glaze over top.
- Toss to coat and pop back into the oven for 3-5 minutes more or until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve warm.